Happy hump day! I am very anxious for tomorrow’s weigh-in and to find out what the scale says after 10 days on the detox! As for today’s excitement, it was all about gadgets. Shelley Myers from Simplee Wellness is running a program at my work for the detox and teaching us about all things sugarless and healthy! She has definitely inspired this blog, if it weren’t for her enthusiasm about the pitching the detox I’m not sure I wold be as gung-ho about it! Thanks Shelley! Go look at her site and see what she’s all about.
Anywhoo, today she brought in both her juicer and her ninja blender. She told us all about the benefits of juicing versus blending. In the juicing process you lose the fiber but keep the good stuff, blending is going to be naturally more chunky. I think it’s all a preference! We made two different interesting beverages as you’ll see in my neat photo collage below! The orange one is carrot, celery, cucumber, ginger, lemon, and cayenne pepper, eeek. This one was made solely in the juicer. It was very reminiscent of a bloody mary without the tomato. It wasn’t as bad as I expected to be honest. I liked the cayenne but a few people thought it was overwhelming. I’d sip on that with some vodka on a Sunday morning!
Now the green one was quite the hodgepodge of detox friendly-ish ingredients. Chia and flax seeds, spinach, mint, banana, almond milk, nut butter, lemon juice, cinnamon, apple ginger juice from the juicer, and a splash of apple cider for *gasp* sweetness. A group of us all shared this so it was perfectly refreshing in a small dose, but I think it would be a questionable blend if you were to make and drink an entire glass by yourself. Nonetheless, I liked this one a lot more than I like the first one! I actually like the chunks as long as you know what they are. I don’t know that I would spend the money on a juicer right now but when I’m old and rich and have lots of storage I think I would definitely invest in one! As for that blender she has, cool beans yo. We have a ninja food processor thingamajig, but that blender was pretty sweet! I digress about gadgets.
Side note, I had a left over bacon burger for dinner and put a dippy egg right on top with avocado. It was delicious but I sure had wandering eyes for my parents alfredo chicken flatbread pizzas! And then subsequent dessert pizzas!! But if you ask me, cravings, no cravings, just intense wants, wishes, desires, and hankerings. I’m really working on killing those cravings, which would be a lot easier if they’d stop showing those floating Three Musketeers ads or take down the Taco Bell breakfast-coming-soon billboards. I have come to the conclusion that I know I’m never going to stop wanting these types of foods, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have the will power to make it 3 weeks without them. It’s only when you can’t have things that you actually want them. I couldn’t tell you the last time I had a Three Musketeer yet I’m having dreams about them. What is that about?? I will get past this, I like thinking about the celebratory sugary carby cheesy foods I will have after this is over, but know that I will go back to eating healthy the best I can. It’s a long trek that I can’t do without the occasional gordita or chicken nugs. My favorite advice that Diane gave during her Skype session was not to bring the cravings into the house. It’s easier to buy healthy at the grocery store than to order broccoli over french fries, at least for me.
On to day 10.